Monthly Archives: July 2011

An introduction to technology in the ELT classroom

That’s the title of a short teacher development course I’ve been working on recently.   It’s designed for pre-service trainees who have just completed their certificate course.  The idea behind the course is to introduce the trainees to the issues, both … Continue reading

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First impressions – a guest post by Sandy Millin

I am delighted to be able to welcome back Sandy Millin as a guest blogger to Close Up.  I met Sandy through Twitter and we’ve worked on a couple of things together already, including a joint post on using cuisenaire … Continue reading

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Lessons in Welsh revisited

My blog was one year old yesterday and in the spirit of anniversaries I went back and re-read my first post  only to find that I’ve come round in a full circle.  No surprise really, it’s that time of year. … Continue reading

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